Advanced Custom Fields Metabox Priority for Top, Above Publish

May 11, 2016

By default, all Advanced Custom Fields metaboxes with a position/context of “side” are given a priority of “core” which means that they’ll be positioned below the WordPress Publish, Categories and Tags metaboxes, and possibly others. The function below can be used to bump up a priority of a metabox to “high” so that it appears at the very top of the side column (in two-column view).

* Set Advanced Custom Fields metabox priority.
* @param string $priority The metabox priority.
* @param array $field_group The field group data.
* @return string $priority The metabox priority, modified.
function km_set_acf_metabox_priority( $priority, $field_group ) {
if ( 'My Field Group' === $field_group['title'] ) {
$priority = 'high';
return $priority;
add_filter( 'acf/input/meta_box_priority', 'km_set_acf_metabox_priority', 10, 2 );

Just be sure to change ‘My Field Group’ to the name of the Advanced Custom Fields field group whose priority you want to change.

Kellen Mace

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